Talisman Triathlon

Talisman Triathlon

Fundraising for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
by 972 supporters
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In memory of Andy & Andy
We provide suicide prevention resources to help prevent suicide in the UK


Between 2016 and 2017 I lost 2 friends to suicide; both were called Andy. The concept for the Talisman Triathlon was first thought of with one of the Andy’s and its journey will take me through both of their home towns. The Talisman Triathlon will be the first time anyone has Bike, Swim, Run from Lands’ end to John O’ Groats by swimming the longest lakes and lochs and then running from their end over the highest peaks in England, Wales, and Scotland.

People should know that I am not a triathlete, In fact, I have never done a triathlon. I didn’t choose the Talisman Triathlon, it chose me! I hope that my journey into the unknown will raise awareness around physical and mental health, and encourage those who may be suffering in other ways, to find hope and reach out.

The Charity CALM is the UK's leading movement against suicide. Since the beginning of lockdown, the CALM helpline has answered over 190,000 calls and chats. That is a call every 61 seconds. It costs £8 to answer a potentially life-saving call. It is more important to signpost the charity CALM than it is to raise funds, and for this reason, I have not chosen to set a fundraising target. I would prefer people to follow and share the story of the Talisman Triathlon in an attempt to reach as many as possible.

However, if each person who reads this page, kindly chooses to donate £8 or more, the total figure raised will help tell how important the movement against suicide is.

Thanks for your support.

Frankie Tinsley

About the charity

We’re Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), and we’re a suicide prevention charity. We host a helpline for people affected by suicide, as well as vital online resources for anyone who needs them.

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